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“Great food, but service was terrible” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cobalt Restaurant and Lounge - Vero Beach Hotel and Spa

Cobalt Restaurant and Lounge - Vero Beach Hotel and Spa
3500 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963
+1 772-469-1060
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Ranked #24 of 276 Restaurants in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Fresh from the Atlantic, our dinner menu includes highlights like local tuna sashimi, grilled cobia with roasted lemon-butter, and sweet potato clam chowder. Save room for a slice of decadent key-lime cheesecake or a scoop of house-made seasonal ice cream.
Indianapolis, Indiana
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113 reviews 113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great food, but service was terrible”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Our table was completely ignored and I had to ask to be attended too. The view right on the beach is fantastic and the food is really good (a little pricey though), but we were really disappointed with the service.

Visited March 2013
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david f, General Manager at Cobalt Restaurant and Lounge - Vero Beach Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
AJR2000, I am delighted to hear that you liked the food and the view. I am disappointed that the service wasn't up to our usual standards. I will share your feedback with my team and make sure that we make a connection at every table.
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Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Exceeded expectation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We booked this restaurant for dinner just from the photo. Usually the photos are deceiving. This place exceeded our expectations. The atmosphere was elegant yet comfortable. The ocean views are wonderful. The bar alone would be worth the visit. We had the local snapper dinner and the swordfish. Both were delicious and the flavors were amazing. We would definitely come back. Nice fire pits for after dinner drinks and conversation. Wonderful views and you are right on the ocean.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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david f, General Manager at Cobalt Restaurant and Lounge - Vero Beach Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
I am so happy we exceeded your expectations, that is what what we strive for everyday/every guest! Our Chefs and team are so passionate to deliver the freshest local food we can find. Come back soon to see us!
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Magnificent ocean view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The attention and food is great, we love the crispy snapper. The best of this restaurant is that the ocean is right in front of you, not to mention the cozy fire pits that you can gather arround keeping warm in the late afternoon on chilly days.

Visited October 2012
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david f, General Manager at Cobalt Restaurant and Lounge - Vero Beach Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank for visiting us from Georgia, our snapper is the freshest you can get other than pulling it straight from our beach! It is delivered fresh and Chef filets it daily.
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Eat at the Bar!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

They have a burger that is served with shoestring onion rings...WOW!! Loved it. Eating at the bar might be a different menu than in the restaurant.

Visited March 2013
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david f, General Manager at Cobalt Restaurant and Lounge - Vero Beach Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thanks for the 5 stars! I think we have the best burger in town, it is hand pattied and full of flavor. We have live music on Mondays and Fridays in our lounge so hopefully you can experience that on your next trip to paradise.
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“Loved Lunch...wish we lived closer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Hubby used Open Table to book a "surprise" lunch for family...party of 7, 14 yr. old twins birthday...beautiful location right on the beach, valet parking, took elevator up to the restaurant and asked to sit outside...no problem. They put together two tables, the server Austin was awesome...very professional and prompt with helpful comments when we asked....took out drink orders, accomodating the girls choice of chocolate milk. Austin suggested that we order two flatbreads while we waited for our lunch...we all devoured the delicious tomato, cheese, and basil topped flatbreads...perfect for a quick bite before the big order came. The menu is varied, not too expensive, varied to accomodate different tastes which we really liked. The twins ordered chicken fingers and pulled pork sandwich which they shared...they both loved their meals which also included fries or cole slaw....they devoured their meals and finished every bit. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich and it was out of this world, lots of meat, tender, great sauce, not too sweet or salty...also had truffles fries, so thin and delicious, again not to salty....Everybody else enjoyed the lobster roll which was good but could have used a bit more lobster....we are used to the fabulous lobster rolls from Cape Cod and this one, while tasty could have had more meat....they all loved the avocado/cucumber salad....then we ordered desserts and the girls were delighted that they got fabulous german chocolate cake slices with ice cream on the house for their birthday....we all shared the banana bread pudding cake with vanilla ice cream....which I wanted to totally hog for myself and my niece said the same for her cobbler, again with icea cream....desserts are house made and fabulous....we also enjoyed cappucinos with dessert and they were geat....hot and frothy....this is a FANTASTIC RESTAURANT and deserves to be much higher on the list....we LOVED IT!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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david f, General Manager at Cobalt Restaurant and Lounge - Vero Beach Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for the great review and wonderful comments about Austin, he is one of our best and goes out of his way to make everyone happy. Please come visit us again when you are on the Treasure Coast. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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